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Family connection with Hodson of Hodson's Horse

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Richard

Richard Report 1 Feb 2013 11:40

I am trying to establish a link between my family and Stephen william raikes Hodson (1821-1857) , Hodson of Hodsons Horse. His father The rev George Hodson Arch deacon of Stafford and Canon of Lichfield ( 1787 -1855 )was the youngest son of a certain - Hudson Esq of Carlisle accrrding to his obituary. Not much to go on, a small name change and cannot find anything on the Parish records search engine. The only other remote lead is my great great great grandfather Charles (1779 - 1858) born St Helena and spent most of service with the East India Company on the Island went to the Uk to the Revd Hodson in Huntingdonshire for education. Can anyone suggest a way forward? My thanks Richard Hodson

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Feb 2013 11:55

Do you have this? They have the Christian names in a different order to you.

http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armyunits/indiancavalry/9thblhodson.htm

William Stephen Raikes Hodson

William was the third son of the Rev George Hodson born at Maisemore Court, 2 miles north of Gloucester on 19th March 1821.

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safc Report 1 Feb 2013 11:56

????

groom's name: William Stephen Raikes Hodson
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Susan Annette Mitford
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 05 Jan 1852
marriage place: Calcutta, Bengal, India
groom's father's name: George Hodson
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name: Colville Howard Henry
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M75005-8
system origin: India-EASy
source film number: 498990
reference number:

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safc Report 1 Feb 2013 12:10

Surnames Hodson
First Name(s) William Stephen Raikes
Year of Birth 1821
Year of Death 1858
Entry Son of the Rev. George Hodson : born March 19, 1821 : educated at Rugby and Trinity College, Cambridge : B.A., 1844 : entered the E. I. Co.'s service, 1845 : was, in the second Grenadiers, present at the battles of Mudki, Firozshahr, Sobraon : Adjutant of the Guides in 1847 : Assistant Commissioner in the Panjab after its annexation in 1849 : commanded the Guides Corps, 1852 : was removed from his appointment on charges of dishonesty, etc., from which he was exonerated on second inquiry : in the mutiny he was given a commission to raise the irregular cavalry named "" Hodson's Horse "" : was at the siege of Delhi : after its capture, he seized the King of Delhi at Humayun's tomb : and, on Sep. 22, arrested the princes, whom he shot when their rescue by the native mob appeared imminent : was further engaged near Cawnpur : was killed at the siege and capture of Lucknow, March 12, 1858. His character and actions have been the subject of controversy. The testimony to his brilliant qualities of bravery, energy, coolness, is universal. Lord Napier of Magdala, who, as a contemporary and present, must have known all the circumstances, was always fully convinced of his honour and integrity.

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safc Report 1 Feb 2013 13:14

name: William Stephen Parkes Hodson
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 24 May 1821
baptism/christening place: MAISEMORE,GLOUCESTER,ENGLAND
birth date: 19 Mar 1821
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: George Hodson
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Mary
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C00842-4
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 855689
reference number:

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 1 Feb 2013 13:28

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/wills.htm

(looks like Will of George on above. £3.36 to download)

Chris :)

http://search.fibis.org/frontis/bin/aps_person_search.php


http://indiafamily.bl.uk/ui/Advancediscovery.aspx


http://calm.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/ArchiveCatalogue/SearchArchives.htm


(above all worth a look round)

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 1 Feb 2013 13:35

Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900
Name: William Stephen Raikes. Hodson
College: TRINITY
Entered: Michs. 1840
Born: 19 Mar 1821
Died: 12 Mar 1858
More Information: Adm. pens. (age 19) at TRINITY, May 7, 1840. [3rd] s. of [the Rev.] George (1805). B. Mar. 19, 1821, at Maisemore Court, Gloucs. School, Rugby (Dr Arnold). Matric. Michs. 1840; B.A. 1844. Commissioned in the Guernsey Militia. Joined the Hon. East India Co., 1845; Lieut., 1st European Bengal Fusiliers, 1846, and at once engaged in the Sikh War; served with distinction throughout the campaign on the Sutlej, and present at the battles of Mudki, Ferozeshah and Sobraon. Transferred to the 1st Bengal European Fusiliers, and was introduced to Sir Henry Lawrence with whom he formed a lifelong friendship. Adjutant of the Corps of Guides, 1847, in which service he ‘gained the experience and displayed the powers which afterwards made him an unrivalled partisan leader.’ Transferred to the Civil Department as Assistant Commissioner, 1849; stationed at Umritsar. From there he travelled in Cashmere and Tibet. Commandant of the Guide Corps, 1852. Tried before a court of inquiry, 1855, on charges of dishonesty and harsh treatment of the natives, and found guilty. On his appeal, a second inquiry was held, when he was fully cleared of the charges. Colonel Napier said, ‘The investigation fully justified the confidence I have throughout maintained in his honour and uprightness.’ But the second report was not at once communicated to his Commander-in-Chief, and Hodson was left for two years labouring under unjust imputations. Rejoined the 1st Fusiliers, and discharged his regimental duties ‘with a zeal and energy that procured especial commendation.’ After the outbreak at Meerut and the massacre of Delhi, May 10, 1857, ordered by the Commander-in-Chief to raise and command an entirely new regiment of irregular horse: this was known throughout the Mutiny as Hodson's Horse, ‘of which it may be said that no single regiment did so much towards saving our Indian Empire.’ With only fifty men he captured the King of Delhi at Humayoon's tomb, and the following day succeeded in forcing the surrender of Delhi. The Shahzadahs, Princes of Delhi, had taken refuge in Humayoon's tomb, but a large mob assembled and the situation threatened such extreme danger that Hodson felt compelled to shoot the three princes with his own hand. Subsequently Hodson's Horse went through much hard fighting, and he personally performed many brilliant exploits. On Mar. 11, 1858, he was shot through the chest while searching for concealed sepoys in the Begum's palace, Lucknow, and died of his wounds, Mar. 12, 1858. Buried at Lucknow. Married, Jan. 5, 1852, Susan, widow of John Mitford, Esq., of Exbury, Hants., and had issue. M.I., Lichfield Cathedral. See Memoir, by his brother, the Rev. George Hewitt (1836). (Rugby Sch. Reg.; D.N.B.; Burke, L.G., 1939; Boase, I. 1499.)


Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900
Name: George. Hodson
College: TRINITY
Entered: Michs. 1806
Born: 1788
Died: 13 Aug 1855
More Information: Adm. sizar at TRINITY, Oct. 11, 1805. [Youngest s. of George, merchant, of Carlisle. B. 1788. School, Carlisle Grammar.] Matric. Michs. 1806; Scholar, 1809; B.A. (7th Wrangler) 1810; Chancellor's medal, 1810. Migrated to Magdalene, Feb. 20, 1810; M.A. 1813. Fellow of Magdalene, 1810. Taxor, 1813. Ord. deacon (Ely) Apr. 20, 1811; priest (Peterb.) 1812; C. of the Old Church, Clifton, Bristol, 1815. P.C. of Christ Church, Birmingham, Oct. 1824. V. of Colwich, Staffs., 1828-51. Canon of Lichfield, 1828. Archdeacon of Stafford, 1829-55. Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral, 1833-55. V. of St Mary's, Lichfield, 1851-5. Married, July 8, 1815, Mary Somersall, dau. of William Stephen, M.D., of St Kitts, West Indies. Died of cholera, Aug. 13, 1855, at Riva, Lake Garda. M.I. in Lichfield Cathedral. Father of the next and of William S. R. (1840). (Boase, I. 1499, which gives ‘b. 1787’; Burke, L.G., 1939; Carlisle Gr. Sch. Reg.; Northants. Clergy; Foster, Index Eccles.; Clergy List; G. Mag., 1855, II. 663.)

(if relating)

Chris :)

safc

safc Report 1 Feb 2013 14:13

groom's name: George Hodson
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Mary Somersall Stephen
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 08 Jul 1815
marriage place: Chesterton, Cambridge, England
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M01100-9
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1818428

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safc Report 1 Feb 2013 14:15

County Cambridgeshire
Place Chesterton
Church St. Andrews
RegisterNumber
MarriageDate 08 Jul 1815
GroomForename George
GroomSurname HODSON
GroomAge
GroomParish St. Giles
GroomCondition
GroomOccupation
GroomAbode Cambridge
BrideForename Mary Somersall
BrideSurname STEPHEN
BrideAge
BrideParish
BrideCondition
BrideOccupation
BrideAbode
GroomFatherForename
GroomFatherSurname
GroomFatherOccupation
BrideFatherForename
BrideFatherSurname
BrideFatherOccupation
WitnessOneForename James
WitnessOneSurname STEPHEN
WitnessTwoForename George
WitnessTwoSurname MILNER
Notes Lic.
FileNumber 25910

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safc Report 1 Feb 2013 14:49

????

name: Anthony Somersall Stephens
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 1798
baptism/christening place: SAINT ANDREWS, CLIFTON, GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: James Stephens
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Jane
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C17253-1
system origin: England-VR
source film number: 1595528
reference number: - 2:2ZKK1WW

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 1 Feb 2013 14:52

Baptism
County Cambridgeshire
Place Chesterton
Church St Andrew
RegisterNumber 146
DateOfBirth
BaptismDate 09 Oct 1817
Forename George Hewitt
Sex M
FatherForename George
MotherForename Mary Somersall
FatherSurname HODSON
MotherSurname
Abode Chesterton
FatherOccupation Clerk

(saw above, but checking Parish cd, says 3 Oct)

Chris :)


Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900
Name: George Hewitt. Hodson
College: TRINITY
Entered: Michs. 1836
Died: 24 Jul 1904
More Information: Adm. pens. at TRINITY, Mar. 26, 1836. [2nd] s. of the [Rev.] George (above). [B. Aug. 29, 1817.] School, private. Matric. Michs. 1836; Bell Scholar, 1837; Scholar, 1838; B.A. (3rd Classic) 1840; M.A. 1843. Fellow, 1841-60. Ord. deacon and priest (Gloucester) 1843. P.C. of Cookham-Dean, Berks., 1845-69. V. of Enfield, Middlesex, 1870-1904. Rural Dean of Enfield, 1882-1904. Prebendary of St Paul's Cathedral, 1883-1904. Author, Hodson of Hodson's Horse, 1883; Twelve Years of a soldier's life in India (a memoir of his brother). Died unmarried July 24, 1904, at Enfield vicarage. Brother of William S. R. (1840). (Burke, L.G., 1939; Crockford; The Times, July 25, 1904.)


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safc Report 1 Feb 2013 19:51

????

name: Anthony Somersall Stephens
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 24 Mar 1798
baptism/christening place: Clifton, Gloucester, England
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Wm Stephens
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Mary
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: I05529-8
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1749584
reference number: 316

Richard

Richard Report 4 Feb 2013 13:14

My thanks to all in particular to those who provided some very useful websites.

Richard